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, there is a bogyman around washington. european style socialism, and it is coming to get us. there are a lot of people who say you want european-style socialism, which causes me to wonder and tremble -- it is it going to be like england? germany? france? the most insidious thing is to build europe's government system and to some big threat to the united states. 27 nations in the european union alone is like any other part of the world. some things are better than others, some work better than others. some things are a threat to the way we do things here if we were to adopt them, and there is not much chance of that. they would feel the way we do things a threat to the way they do things. the differences -- rather than being in a bunker worrying about the dreadful socialism coming across the atlantic, we should really just look and see what works better and incorporate it. we always have done, even the language we speak here, coming from over there. actually, two languages spoken here come from over there. let's take a look at other countries, let's see what works, and improve them if necessary. we do
-- >> what happened in france is being watched closely, because europe faces us see us strikes as governments bareback cherished benefits. bbc news, paris. >> the spanish prime minister and has called on a basket separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. -- of basque separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. mozambique has reversed its decision to raise bread prices by 30%. food riots last week left 13 dead. bread will now be sold at its previous price of 14 cents. every year since 1998, more than 30,000 japanese people have killed themselves. japan's health ministry estimates cases of suicide and depression caused the economy $32 billion last year. the government has launched a task force to address the problem. more than two weeks of political deadlock have ended in australia with confirmation that labor's julia gillard will continue as prime minister, would be backing, at last, of to independenct mp's. she has been near west possible majority. nick bryant has this. >> it is like the finale of a tv reality show, with the winner kept a closely-guarded secret until announced l
hirsi ali wrote a book about why she left islam. >> i would never use the expression anti-islamic sentiment. i think it's more precise to distinguish between political islam on the one hand and religious islam and spiritual islam. and i have seen, yes, a growing knowledge on political islam, a growing interest in political islam, and a growing condemnation of political islam by more and more americans. i find both american men and women audiences that i speak condemn practices in the name of islam against women, the forced veiling of women, forced marriages of women, the guardian principle. there have been some eye-catching stories, for instance the 18-year old yemeni girl who was married off to an 80-year old man and who managed to escape that. so there is condemnation of these practices and there is condemnation of honor killings, condemnation of female genital mutilation. that is not a command in the koran, but in some obscure hadith, but practiced widely in muslim countries and among muslim immigrants to the u.s. >> so, does the thing that ms. a alreadyi mention done a
small amount of a banned substance. u.s. lawmakers put pressure on china to raise the value of the wan -- yuan. welcome to "bbc world news." still to come this hour, a boost for berlusconi as his government wins the vote of confidence. the survival of his coalition remains on a knife edge. delhi is almost ready for the start of the commonwealth games, but years later. -- but fears linger. workers have taken to the streets across europe in a day of protest against the austerity measures being imposed by national governments. there have been demonstrations in greece, ireland, and latvia. tens of thousands travel to brussels to march on european union headquarters. in spain, there is a general strike. >> large crowds were on the streets in madrid this evening supporting spain's first general strike in eight years. the message repeated here and elsewhere in europe today was no to austerity. before dawn, strikers were at madrid transport depot trying to prevent buses leaving. spanish unions wanted to shut down the capital and demonstrate that the people were against spending cuts. later, co
. but the australian people told us in no uncertain terms on that day and the days that followed is this -- that we will be held more accountable than ever before. >> the election august 21 ended in deadlock. neither julia gillard nor tony abbott's liberal coalition succeeded in forming a government. the arithmetic was not balanced. yesterday, it was neck and neck. do you get right -- julia gillard had 74 seats. tony abbott had 73. first, a vote for tony abbott, giving both sides 74 seats. but then the but -- two for julia gillard. last week, the opposition leader tony abbott described himself as the head of the government in waiting. today, he was forced to concede. >> the coalition won more seats than our opponents, but sadly, we did not get the opportunity to form a government. >> there has not been a hung parliament here since the second world war. australians are used to strong and decisive government. this one looks altogether more for agile and raises the question -- how long will it last? nick bryant, bbc news, sydney. >> and six months after their election in iraq, still no government. gab
worried about the militants and their continued actions against u.s. targets. on the other hand, some lawyers are talking about building settlements began across the west bank, but the majority view, certainly the most reasonable view in the hebrew papers and arabic papers in this region seem to give a guard over knowledge that there is a long way to go, the first being in two weeks' time when both sides get down to brass tacks. >> benjamin netanyahu will have to deliver compromise, that is what is required? >> he is strong and relatively popular across the country, the narrative has always been that it would take a strong man to make these kinds of compromises. he will not only have to sell it to his own people, but there are detractors on the right and left. it will take someone with a firm tiller. a change of government in israel and a different coalition, we will know in the next months and years if the process continues. on the palestinian side, mahmoud abbas does not speak for all palestinians, there are secular and moderate palestinians even in the west bank's who are upset tha
you for bringing us up today with the verdict. joining me in the studios is a businessman and philanthropist of south asian concern with peace initiatives in india. you just heard that with me. the judges appeared to have given the site to hindus. >> which oversight got it, my appeal would be that the issue is de-politicized. there is a risk of that political parties who have thrived on this division, they may seek to be opportunistic. the first is to appeal to all parties concerned. to seek a national unity on the issue. to allow the rule of law to prevail. we cannot afford what happened before and what continues to happen when a verdict against i. >> what do you sense of the sentiment on the ground? >> there is a state of anxiety. people are willing to have the local populace be calm, whatever the verdict. this is a test for the indian government and all political parties, and for the people -- will civic society prevail? will trust in the judicial process that has taken two decades prevail? >> as we understand from our correspondent a could go on again with a possible a
supporters. the president is not under threat for now. >> he joins us now from caracas. the events are moving very quickly here. >> there has been a state of emergency declared by rafael correa. peru has closed its borders. hugo chavez has come out in support of rafael correa. he is calling the other left- wing nations for their support, too. >> and do we know where the president is right now? >> we believe he is in a hospital, you saw the images of pushing and shoving it with the president. he was on the streets. during that period, a tear gas canister was to run. he gave an interview saying a member of his entourage had been injured. he criticized heavily the protesters for using such tactics. he himself it was unharmed. he is in this hospital and staying there for the time being. >> how much can he rely on fellow politicians and the military? >> and extremely good question. the military is key in this at the moment. we have seen the head of the armed forces was unequivocal in to support of rafael correa. all of the constitutional rights that go with the state. we also know that there are d
information you have for us? >> you mentioned it pretty much as much as we know so far, that first peru and colombia have closed their borders. a state of emergency has been declared by the government of president rafael correa. here in venezuela, chavez gave his soul back into his close ally, correa. so has the organization of american states and the u.s. embassy. while things are quickly moving on the ground in the cities in ecuador, they are also moving in the international forums as well. >> how confident does he feel in his position? if you have this bubbling, tense situation, is it is advisable to stand on the balcony and say, if you want me godgone, kill me. >> mr. correa is a very combat ative figure. chavez and he shared political visions. it is true to say that probably was not the most well advised step, but what he was trying to do is talk to the people holding a protest -- policemen -- and tried to reason with them. it went badly wrong. teargas was fired and he ended up in a military hospital. as in terms of whether he has control of the country, what is -- there are 150 mi
is the biggest threat to the world. they use chemical, biological or nuclear weapons if they could. western policies are not designed to confront radical islam. the chinese government ordered three producers to start growing more vegetables. it is another reason this is causing unrest. seven people died in mozambique over the rising cost of bread. the food agencies called for a special meeting to discuss the implications of a price spike. >> more wildfires in southern russia stand by strong winds and more loss of life after 50 people were killed in july and august. underlying it all is the prolonged drought. they destroyed 20% of the wheat crop this year. the government has extended its ban on wheat exports. thousands of kilometers away in mozambique's lies [unintelligible] after two days of food riots. this was a sharp rise in the cost of bread. seven people were killed when police opened fire on protesters trip nearly 300 were injured. what is happening to food prices? is there a risk of a repeat of the food crisis of 2008? from 2003 on the world saw prices climbing. the global food index
and they will do it. >> traditional rulers are better. they know our problems. they are dealing with us directly, so they know our problems. >> they are very careful with that. traditional rulers like to protect their personality. they tell you they will make sure. >> over the years, under both military and civilian rule, the power of these cheats and scammers has steadily been eroding. how did they continue -- the power of these chiefs and emirs has steadily been eroding. how do they continue their hold on power? >> date rule along with traditional institutions. it is not set in the media, but it is there. there are signs it will always be there and the people will always follow through on what the traditional institutions want. >> the history and culture of this place dates back centuries and little has changed in terms of tradition. i have come to meet an eim mir, granted a special audience. >> we do not order people to vote for anybody. all we do is ensure that our subjects do abide by the rule of the election. we do that to further the rule of the government. there should not be any discrim
given a hero's welcome on his return to china. do stay with us, if you can, on "bbc world news." . still to come -- fresh hope for the chilean miners. how are the men coping belowground? first though, for days, there have been doubts about delhi's readiness for the commonwealth games. now the athletes are going in. for six days, officials have been pulling out all the stops. >> members of the nigerian team were arriving in the airport'. the anglin contingent started moving into the games village -- the england that contingent started moving into the games region. there is still a lot of work being done. frantic construction is carrying on, and the army has rebuilt the bridge that collapsed last week. they are feeling the heat, but they still found time. they are confident that eventually everything will be in top shape. >> we are cleaning up the rooms. but the public areas. -- the public areas we have also said that everyone has to work double time. >> most of the venues are being restored as the elite troops to go about securing them. india is taking a chances. >> the preparations are a
with japanese ships. good to have you with us. still to come, english cheese is taking on the french. we report and the growing global appetite for a taste of york sure. -- tasted york shire. first, three australian soldiers have been charged of the deaths of six people, five of them children, in afghanistan. it is alleged ds chileans attacked the wrong house while searching for a taliban leader. -- it is alleged the australians attacked the wrong house. >> the charges against the soldiers relate to a commando raid on suspected taliban hideout. six people, including five afghan children were killed in the operation in february, 2009. four others were wounded. a military prosecutor has now decided the three servicemen will be charged with various offenses. they include man charger -- manslaughter, dangerous conduct, and failing to obey an order. the prime minister says it will have every opportunity to clear their names. >> the accused persons will be offered support. in relation, i would say the following -- our australian defense force has strict rules of engagement and i think they of the fin
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